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  • Chicago voters decide between Rahm Emanuel, Chuy Garcia in mayor's race

    CHICAGO — Voters in Chicago's first mayoral runoff sent a message Tuesday as they chose between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challenger, Cook County Com ...
    April 7, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • Chicago mayor runoff election turnout light, after heavy early voting

    CHICAGO — Election officials say voting in Chicago's runoff is going smoothly although turnout has been light.
    April 7, 2015 - 6:31 pm
  • Illinois State athletic staffers among 7 dead in Bloomington plane crash

    BLOOMINGTON – A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing al ...
    April 7, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Police: Teen killed by police involved in gun deal

    ZION – A teenager killed by a police officer in Illinois had just been involved in a scuffle while trying to steal a handgun during a street sale, pol ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Emanuel, Garcia rally supporters before Chicago election

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia crisscrossed Chicago on Monday in a last-minute push ahead of ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Ventas buys Ardent, spinning off skilled nursing facilities

    NEW YORK – Ventas Inc. will pay $1.75 billion for Ardent Medical Services Inc. and will spin off most of its skilled nursing facilities into a publicl ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Central Illinois wildlife park plan draws support, criticism

    ARTHUR – A plan for a central Illinois zoo and wildlife park is garnering support from economic development advocates and criticism from local landown ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Prosecutors drop sexual assault charges against Uber driver

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors dropped charges Monday against a Chicago driver who was accused of sexually assaulting an Uber passenger in November after the d ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Children learn to shoot guns at suburban Chicago range

    EAST DUNDEE – A gun range in suburban Chicago is teaching children how to shoot pistols.The Chicago ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for marijuana program

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, mig ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner grants 2 pardons, rejects 57 other clemency requests

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner has issued his first two pardons since becoming Illinois governor, although his office offered no clarity about his criteria fo ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Man accused of driving stolen car struck on I-94

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago say a person suspected of driving a stolen car ran from officers onto a freeway where he was hit by a car.
    April 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Firefighters cut trailer-roof hole to rescue cattle in crash

    MOLINE – Moline firefighters worked about 12 hours to save dozens of cattle from an overturned semi-trailer early Friday.
    April 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • 2 men hospitalized after early morning Evanston shooting

    EVANSTON – Evanston police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two men hospitalized.
    April 5, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Brady wants to push university privatization discussion

    CHAMPAIGN – As Illinois' 12 public universities were planning last month for the possibility of steep funding cuts proposed by the state's new Republi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm
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